Southampton Ventures Inc.

Southampton Ventures Inc.

August 22, 2005 14:45 ET

Southampton Applies For Additional Uranium Concession In West Africa

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 22, 2005) - Southampton Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SV) is pleased to announce that it has filed an application for additional prospective uranium exploration concessions in the democratic West African country of Niger.

This application covers a 1,995 square kilometre concession (the "Gabo Concession"). Southampton has previously applied for another uranium concession in Niger, the details of which are described in Southampton's prospectus dated April 25, 2005, and available on Further details of the application process in Niger are also described in the prospectus

Taken together, Southampton has now applied for two concessions totaling slightly under 4,000 square kilometers in areas selected for their permissive stratigraphy and favourable tectonic context.

Southampton is now awaiting approval of the concession applications pending the final review and acceptance by the Government of Niger. Formal approval of the applications are subject to the discretion of the regulatory authorities in the Republic of Niger, and there is no guarantee that the applications will be granted. Further details of the concessions will be provided if, as and when they are received.

Southampton is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of properties for the mining of diamonds, uranium and other minerals. Southampton currently holds a 100% interest in the property known as the Marmion Project comprised of 11 unpatented mining claims in the Thunder Bay Mining Division.

This news release includes certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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